Faculty

Linda L. McCarren

Owner (All Schools)

She was part owner with her husband Mike, of McCarren’s clothing store in downtown Butler for many years. She studied business at Butler County Community College.
She also owns Cafe Main located on Main Street in downtown Butler.

Olivia J. Miller

Director of Financial Aid (All Schools)

She is responsible for facilitating the educational grants and loans for all three schools. Olivia has experience in customer service, sales and banking relations.  She is a member of several Federal Student Aid Associations. She has traveled to other regions in the U.S.  as part of her educational endeavor to supply our students with the most current Federal Aid opportunities.

 

Email: financialaidoffice@beautyacademies.net

Barbara A. Gerstner

Executive Assistant

She has worked as the Executive Assistant/Default Manager since 1996 . She works on a personal basis with the students helping and giving guidance with their financial needs after leaving school and also assists in employment.

 

Email: bbsggc@zoominternet.net


School Directors

Butler Beauty Academy:

Lexi Baer

Administrator

Lexi graduated from Cosmetology and Teacher Training from Butler Beauty Academy.  Upon completion of the Teacher Training Course Lexi became a Cosmetology Educator. She has been in the field since 2013.  She is also employed at Great Clips in Cranberry where she gains more knowledge in the industry. She has a strong passion for this field and loves to share it with the students.

Email: bbsdirector@beautyacademies.net

Kittanning Beauty Academy:

Shirley Young

Administrator

She began her career at  Vogue College of Cosmetology located in Colorado Springs, CO. She immediately began working at Colorado Hair Designers where she worked for twenty years. When her family relocated to PA, she continued her studies in the Cosmetology Teacher Program at Kittanning Beauty Academy. Upon completion of the course, she became an instructor and is now the Director. She is excited to help others begin their journey.

Email: kbsdirector@beautyacademies.net

New Castle Beauty Academy:

Melissa Phillips

Administrator

Melissa attended Butler Beauty School for Cosmetology in 1995, upon completion of her Cosmetology Course she enrolled in the Instructors program. She graduated the Instructors program in 1996 and was hired as an Instructor right away. Melissa was then promoted to Director of the New Castle Beauty Academy.

Email: ncbsdirector@beautyacademies.net